Top Ten Most Socialist CountriesCaleb9000
The Top Ten
Would not argue with it being number 1.
Disgustingly high taxes. Many Norwegian conservatives often refer to the country as "the last Soviet state".
It's actually one of the richest countries keep in mind. - markusw0207
We're next to communism!
How about "Sweden isn't for the swedes? " Or "Rape capital of Europe" The government cares nothing for its native people; only Muslims and blacks from Africa matter. Highest taxes and all money and programs are for those invaders. The government lies about crimes, brainwashed our youth. Being"islamaphobic" is a crime but Muslims raping swedes is ok as they are seldomly punished. Sweden is by far the worst on any list. Money for rapists but nothing for the victims.
Basically they think all the Nordic countries are the socialist countries, I think that is true.
Everyone's favorite to point to. - Caleb9000
You know they're moving away from failed socialist policies, right?
I also read some comparative survey reports indicating that since about 2-3 decades Danes have been showing the highest degree of happiness and satisfaction with life in the world. - Metal_Treasure
One of the strongest welfare states in the world, also said to be the happiest country on earth. - Caleb9000
RE visitor comment: "how you're defining that", objective/subjective criteria, etc. I am not defining anything - these things are defined and measured by experts that know more than you and me. I just love reading.
These ARE objective criteria, each one having empirically measurable sub-criteria/indicators. Indicators are measured by credible international organizations. - Metal_Treasure
The least popular of the Scandinavian countries. - Caleb9000
"Political environment, education, and quality of life" are not "objective criteria," but subjective "criteria." As to "economic dynamism, " not sure how you're defining that, as Finland's per-capita GDP is at $41,000, while that of the U.S. is at $52,000, even with more than 90 million adults not
in the labor force, and tens of millions more "underemployed."
A small country (5.5 million people), known for 2 things:
1) Finland usually tops many of the world’s best-of charts, such as the best country to live in, based on objective criteria: health, economic dynamism, education, political environment, quality of life, and so on.
2) Finland is the country with the biggest number of metal bands per capita in the world (3,400 bands). - Metal_Treasure
If you are sick or lazy, move to Canada and let the hard working people pay your wage. It's become a fascist state where conservatism is labeled as racist, homophobic, and greedy. Unfortunately, most of the population is brainwashed by government funded schools that continues to let people believe cheap money is what will save our sluggish oil-based ecnonomy.
It's like USA, but better
Yes. And keep your Marxism on your own side of the border.
I live in the Netherlands and most people don't mind paying taxes. The Netherlands has a great taxing system which works great. Parents get money to take care of their children, eldery people get money so they can care for theirselves, and people without a job, or unable to work get money so they can stay alive. Schools are subsidized and offer great education, including international projects and exchanges. Taxes here work great and I love that the Netherlands is quite socialist.
Of course the "visitor" was "exaggerating." He was taking a poke at the way the uninformed exaggerate life in the mythical Utopian paradise. While the per-capita GDP of the Netherlands is roughly comparable to that of the U.S., workforce participation in the U.S. is below 50 percent, meaning the U.S. is FAR more productive on a per-capita basis. Further, the Netherlands' personal income tax rate is 52 percent, and its social security tax rate is over 28 percent, for a combined tax rate of over EIGHTY PERCENT. This is orders of magnitude above the average tax burden in America. The Dutch can get away with this because they are a tiny nation with a relatively homogenous demographic (which has little appreciation of true liberty), relatively little infrastructure, relatively low unemployment rate, and this is key-- they needn't spend many hundreds of billions maintaining that mighty Dutch military. NATO-- meaning the U.S.-- guarantees their security. And NO NATO country pays its "fair ...more
"80 percent tax". No, I don't want to pay that. I also don't have over 3,000,000 euros. - Caleb9000
A generally overlooked yet prosperous economy - Caleb9000
The role of drugs and prostitution in their economic growth was extremely exaggerated by the visitor. Drugs and prostitution are mostly for tourists. Dutch people have been the healthiest European nation for long time according to many data sources (stats).
Their slogan is: "Don't work hard, work smart". Which they do - for about 20-30 years they have had the shortest working hours in the world. This is a middle class country - there's no visible and significant poverty there. - Metal_Treasure
France has the highest level of public expenses and taxes in all Europe, with the highest rate of social expenses in the world (as compared to its GDP : 34%) and then, should be considered as the most socialist country of all Europe...
Greatest healthcare system in the world - Caleb9000
Possibly the poorest, but as wealth poors in faster, the economy improves. - Caleb9000
The most corrupt on the list. - Caleb9000
Poor due to lack of money and rain forest bulldozing, but functions better than the rest of Central America in economic prosperity terms. - Caleb9000
I wish America was socialist. Who made this list?
So many taxes (aka wealth redistribution) and so many Americans on government assistance. I'm surprised USA is not the number 1 most socialist country in the world.
Who tf voted for this? Literally one of the most extreme capitalist societies to ever exist. Highest income inequality/ wealth disparity of all countries. - markusw0207
Communist, not socialist. - owlro188
What a lot of crock! Nothing could be further from the truth. Australia is NOT a socialist country, and the government does NOT own all enterprise. Furthermore, privatisation is NOT outlawed. I don't know where you got all this utter nonsense from but it's certainly NOT from living in Australia which is a FREE COUNTRY! I live there so I know first-hand what Australia is like.
EXTREMELY AUthoritarian! Government owns ALL enterprise. Privatization is OUTLAWED IN ALL FORMS! However, our government generally has our best interests at heart, although General Cossgrove did also spend a lot of needless stuff such as statues of himself, which, since 2018, a lot of these have been toppled in West Australia by nato-backed Geurilla forces. But generally, we still like our government.
Our government may own SOME of the schools and hospitals, and we may get free healthcare. But, we are a capitalist nation and a lot of kids only care about money. Also, Australians would tell you to shut up if you’re a socialist.